Sri Lanka Cricket: Isuru Udana announces retirement from international cricket at 33; Reports: Sri Lankan team has dealt another blow as their bowling allrounder Isuru Udana has announced retirement from International cricket. The left arm-pacer informed his decision to retire from international cricket to Sri Lanka Cricket Board. A player of the white-ball game, Udana first featured for Sri Lanka in 2009. In his 12-year-long career, he played 21 ODIs and 34 T20Is for the island country.
“I believe the time has come for me to make way for the next generation of players,’’ said Udana while informing his retirement decision to Sri Lanka Cricket.
”It is with immense pride and passion, and unfathomable commitment that I have represented and served my country,’’ he further said.
Udana first featured for the T20I side in 2009 while he donned the ODI jersey for the Lankan side in 2012.
His immediate retirement from international cricket came as a surprise as he featured in the just-concluded limited-overs series (3 ODIs and 3 T20Is) against India. He played one ODI and two T20Is against India before his retirement. He was quite uneconomical in only ODI he played where he bowled two overs, went wicketless and returned with an economy of 13.50. In T20Is, however, he was still better where he maintained an economy of 7.80.
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The 33-year old played the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) held in the United Arab Emirates. Udana, who was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for 50 lakhs, played 10 matches for the red brigade. Udana performed decently, taking eight wickets in 10 games besides maintaining an economy rate of 9.75.
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Sri Lanka Cricket: Isuru Udana announces retirement from international cricket at 33; Reports